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3D Print Studio: Welcome!

Information for 3D Print Studio

Want to reserve our 3D Printing Studio? Click here.


This guide is designed to explain some of the equipment and services offered by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's 3D Print Studio. In addition to listing equipment available for use and providing an overview on how to use the equipment, users can explore related software, view news we think you may be interested in, and access other 3D printing resources. Please feel free to contact the staff below with your questions or concerns. We're here to serve you because "we see the future in you." 

Please remember that use of 3D printers is "at your own risk". 
Please see a staff member if you experience any problems during printing.

MakerBot Replicator +


"With MakerBot's powerful workflow tools, the Replicator+ streamlines desktop 3D printing for professional and educational settings. The free MakerBot Print software allows you to import native CAD files, like assemblies and parts, and optimize prints for speed and quality."


MakerBot Replicator Z18



"Massive build volume meets speed and reliability for professional innovators."

MakerBot Replicator Mini



"The MakerBot Replicator Mini combines portability with ease-of-use and lasting reliability."

Ultimaker 3




"Enjoy complete design freedom with the Ultimaker 3. With market-leading dual extrusion and water-soluble support materials, now you can 3D print complex geometries straight from your desk without the hassle."

3D Printing in Action

New to Design?

You can access complete tutorials, lessons and basic projects with Tinkercad Learn. Please click the link below.


Filament should be supplied by the user. Supporting materials are supplied by the library as needed.  Some assistance will be provided in loading the printer, if needed and as staff availability allows, but is not a guarantee that accompanies the user's reservation.

Cleaning of the print surface after a project is the responsibility of the patron using the printer and must be done within 15 minutes of the project completion.

Contact Us


Jennifer Galeota
Library Specialist
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Office Phone: (757) 451-7717
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